Day 65 of 200: How I’m Working to Avoid a Rage Hangover

Today did not go as planned. I had a tidy To-Do list with pressing items waiting to be checked off. My plan was to pretend that nothing was going on in all the land.

This went well right up until Dr. Christine Blasey Ford started to testify. It was a hard to watch and I’m angry. However, thus far I’ve managed avoid collapsing into a fiery ball of fury and tears. Here’s how.

1.) I listened to Neko Case’s “I Wish I Was the Moon” during every break in the hearing. I listened to it nine times today. I sang along, full-voiced every time. Neko, as I told my friend Christa, is a goddess who walks amongst us.

2.) I remembered to eat.

3.) One of the things I ate was a cozy stew with beans and I ate it with my brother-in-law who brought garlic bread. Garlic bread helps a lot. So does exasperated yelling with someone who listens and understands your rage without trying to fix it.

4.) I checked in with and was checked on by many caring people it is my honor to know.

5.) I discovered “Legally Blonde” on a random channel and I’m gonna eat a cookie while watching.

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